Monthly Archives: November 2009

Community in Action

Studs Terkel talks about Communities in Action on NPR’s This I Believe. Interesting to consider the power of community and to think if what churches can do when working as a whole. http://thisibelieve.org/essay/37/ Advertisements

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My neighbor lady’s yard art

I was startled to see one of my neighbors getting into the Christmas spirit a bit early this year.  Her yard was fully decorated early last week, with Christmas yard signs, lights and other decorations.  I had never noticed any … Continue reading

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Kingdom on earth or in heaven?

Some people think our role in the Kingdom is something that takes place at some point in the future; in heaven.  Others in history have considered this world to be the Kingdom, not putting much emphasis on the here after.  … Continue reading

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The Advent Door

     This is the message that the lectionary gives us each year as we enter into Advent. Again and again, we are called to circle back around the apocalypse, to revisit its landscape, to take in its terrain. With … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for First Sunday of Advent

Advent is the beginning of the Church Year for most churches in the Western tradition. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day, which is the Sunday nearest November 30, and ends on Christmas Eve (Dec 24). If Christmas … Continue reading

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Baptists and Emergent Church

The tsunami of change that struck the Western world in the 20th century permanently altered the cultural landscape. The emerging church addresses this postmodern context. Most Baptists will have to jettison some modernist baggage—but not their core Baptist identity—to stay … Continue reading

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Today’s Thanksgiving Blessing

750 people received food boxes by 8:30 am. Here is a low-grade video I shot from my iPhone.  Please excuse the sloppiness, as it is my first attempt to make a video with the phone.   http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7744993&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 "Thanksgiving Blessing 2009" … Continue reading

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